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A called Church Conference will be held Thursday, September 29, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the Conference is to vote on moving forward with the building and financing of the new Christian Life Center and renovation of the existing building.
In accordance with paragraph 2544.7 of the Book of Discipline, the Building Committee will present recommendations regarding the detailed plans and specifications for our project along with a secure, reliable, and detailed estimate of cost for approval.
Also, in accordance with paragraph 2541.2, a resolution authorizing the officers of the Board of Trustees to secure a construction loan and mortgage on behalf of the Church will be presented for approval.
Our District Superintendent, Rev. Thomas Pearson, Jr., will preside at the Church Conference on September 29. Anyone may attend the Conference, but only members of Church of the Palms will have both voice and vote at the Conference. Ballots will be issued to all Full Members in attendance.
For the privacy and comfort of our Family Promise guests, all participants in the Church Conference are asked to enter and exit the Sanctuary by the doors that face the gravel parking lot.
October 2, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
This Table Is Wide
This Sunday, October 2, is World Communion Sunday. This special Sunday offers all congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith.
As Global Ministries reminds us "The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, they remember that they are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith."
Realizing the important role pets play in people's lives, Church of the Palms will offer a special "Blessing of the Animals" on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. on the church grounds (weather permitting.)
All animals are welcome provided they are under physical control (leash, harness, or crate), are safe to be around others and comply with appropriate ordinances. If your pet is unable to be present, an article representing them (picture, collar, toy, halter, etc.) will be blessed on their behalf.
What is this Signup Genius?
Signup Genius is simply an online method of signup for events, activities, or to help in any number of ministry opportunities. With expanding ministries and missions, new ways of planning and coordinating participation is required. Using this tool, people can see what openings are available, can sign up 24x7 from anywhere, and can receive reminders via email of commitments they have already made. It does all seem intimidating at first, but once it is tried, becomes easier and easier.
Currently, two signups via Signup Genius are active:
We will still be using the paper sign ups forms in the Narthex, but will then enter them into Signup Genius as our central list of signups.
An overview of how to use Signup Genius is located here.
Saturday, October 29
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Continue to check our weekly Palm Notes for opportunities to participate:
In preparation for the Christmas Cantata on December 11 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, extra practices begin in October. Anyone interested in singing in the Cantata is welcome.
Beginning Thursday, October 6, regular Choir will practice from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. followed by Cantata practice from 7:15- 8 p.m. Cantata practices will also be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 noon starting on November 5.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
This Table Is Wide
World Communion Sunday
Second Helping of Blessings
Living Vital Worship
Additional responds to our Forward in Faith Capital Campaign continue to come in.
God is doing great things in, through, and around Church of the Palms and EVERYONE has an opportunity to be part of it all.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.
Are you “all in?” It is not too late for you to be part of this aspect of Vision 2020. You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office.
Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vance is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.